HIGHLIGHTS-EASTERN REGION 5 PM

Kolkata, Jan 30 (PTI) Following are PTI's top stories from the eastern region at 5 pm.

CAL 1 WB-BLACKMAIL Scions of 2 biz families held in blackmail-extortion scheme Kolkata: Kolkata Police have arrested three persons including two members of reputed business houses on the charge of blackmailing, and found in their possession videoptapes of intimate moments of 182 women.

CAL 2 AS-NDFB-ARMS 1,615 NDFB cadres lay down arms in Assam Guwahati: Altogether 1,615 cadres of three NDFB factions on Thursday laid down arms here before Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

CAL 4 WB-DILIP GHOSH Unless you visit jail, you cannot be a leader: Bengal BJP chief tells partymen Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh courted yet another controversy on Thursday when he said one cannot become a political leader unless he visits jail.

CAL 5 WB-BJP TMC AAP BJP mocks TMC for supporting AAP in Delhi polls Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya Thursday mocked TMC for extending support to Aam Aadmi Party in the February Delhi Assembly polls and said it is on the verge of losing power in Bengal and is backing parties in places where it hardly has any exsistence.

CES 1 OD-ROAD SAFETY-CURRICULUM Odisha to include road safety in school curriculum Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to include road safety in the school curriculum from the academic session 2020-21 for class 10 students, an official said.

CES 2 WB-GUV-TMC Rule of law has broken down in Bengal, govt should do some soul searching: Governor Kolkata: Lashing out at the Mamata Banerjee government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said the TMC dispensation needed to do some soul searching to find out why the 'rule of law has broken down in Bengal'. PTI RG RG